Hello, my name is Derek Pakis and I am a senior art director and communications professional, an expert conceptual thinker, adept at communicating strategic and creative direction in a clear, and concise way.
I am a natural leader who works closely with team members and clients to motivate and inspire creative energy.
15 years professional experience
I have over 15 years of professional experience in crafting creative solutions from concept to execution for a variety of companies, large and small, including Fortune 500 companies.
I am fortunate to have been a part of award-winning creative projects with talented team members. I specialize in logo design, brand development, e-learning, graphic creation, marketing funnels, CRM management, presentations, web design (UI/UX), package design, video, and all types of print.
I have executed creative projects in the following industries:
Here are a few brands that I have touched:
Over the last 15 years, I have executed hundreds of creative projects. Here is a general list of creative executions I have completed:
Brochures, business cards, posters, etc.
Banner ads, custom email campaigns, graphics, etc.
Logo design, establish visual identity, etc.
Wireframes, gaming, scenarios, graphics, etc.
Website layout, create and manage assets, etc.
Storyboards, script, shoots, explainers, teasers, etc.
Lead generation, journey and CRM management, etc.
Data visualization, presentation art, etc.
view some of my work below:
Volvo Cars of North America
LEARNING EXPERIENCES • MOBILE APPS • UI/UX
PRINT • BRAND DEVELOPMENT • ART DIRECTION
While at Ardent Learning, I served as the creative lead on the Volvo Cars of North America account for seven years. I had a remote office set up at the North American headquarters located in New Jersey.
I was responsible for executing creative needs on projects across print and digital media. My role also required me to work with key-decision makers in multiple departments within the organization to identify objectives and creative needs that could be solved by learning experiences, print, and digital media. This meant that I was also involved in the early stages of projects: estimates, proposals, schedules, and client presentations.
My work at Volvo included everything from email campaigns, learning experiences, photo and video shoots, infographics, posters, brochures, banner ads, and social media graphics.
Here are a few projects that I completed:
Here are a few things I bring to the table as an employee: